YMCA spring sports given green light by city

“We got the green light from the city last Wednesday,” said Cabool YMCA director Sharon Monter in announcing that the spring youth sports programs will be held. The programs had been put on hold due to the COVID-10 pandemic. After a poll of Cabool Board of Aldermen May 20, aldermen gave the go-ahead for the…

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Voters to elect mayor, hospital board member in Tuesday’s election

County voters will decide a hospital board seat and Cabool voters will elect a mayor in next Tuesday’s election. The election was originally set for April 7 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the City of Cabool voters are also being asked to extend the city’s half-cent transportation sales tax. One trustee…

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Black bear spotted west and north of Cabool over weekend

A number of bear sightings were reported through social media this past weekend in the area west and north of Cabool. Dennis and Jenay Nelsen, who live on Vernon Drive off Nevill Road about three miles west of Cabool, had a furry visitor Saturday afternoon. The light-brown bear was about 150 feet from their back…

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Car club cruise-in held

Southern Cruisers Car Club enjoyed near-perfect weather for last Saturday afternoon’s cruise-in held at Cabool DQ Grill and Chill. Classic vehicles were displayed on the parking lot and on the lawn on the south side of the business. The warm and sunny weather brought out a number of car enthusiasts and spectators for the May…

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Honoring the fallen

Cabool Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 473 and the American Legion held a memorial ceremony Monday morning, May 24, at Cabool Cemetery. A small crowd turned out for the Memorial Day ceremony. It was opened by Neil Hamilton, at the right in this photo, leading in the singing of the national anthem.

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Fireworks show a go for July 4

The show will go on! Cabool’s community fireworks display will light up the night July 4, following approval by Cabool Board of Aldermen Monday evening. The City of Cabool has contracted with J & M Displays of Dittmar, Missouri, for the show. The cost is $6,000. The company has provided pyrotechnic services for Cabool for…

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Dennis Dean Coonts, 70 – Passed May 14, 2020

Dennis Dean Coonts, son of the late Burrell and Zella Mae (Dennis) Coonts, was born April 9, 1950, in Norwood, Missouri, and departed this life May 14, 2020, at his home in Vanzant, Missouri. He was 70 years, one month, and five days of age. Dean grew up in Douglas County and attended school at…

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Mary Elizabeth Shannon, 60 – Passed May 10, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Shannon, daughter of the late Lyle and Fern (Smith) Shannon, was born April 16, 1960, in Cabool, Missouri, and went home May 10, 2020, at her residence in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She was 60 years and 24 days of age. Mary was a loving, unique, one-of-a-kind mom, who loved her children and would…

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David Kent Miley, 62 – Passed May 10, 2020

 David Kent Miley, 62, of Arkansas City, Kansas, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020, at SCKMC after a long battle with cancer. David was born on September 8, 1957, in Ark City, to Warren and Genevieve (Glick) Miley. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Ark City High School before serving in the U.S. Army…

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Ficken to audition for “The Voice”

Dylan Ficken, a 2019 graduate of Cabool High School, will be auditioning for the television show “The Voice.” Ficken, who attends Iowa Wesleyan University, was active in music and theater throughout high school and is majoring in music at the university. His virtual open call audition will be held Friday, June 12.

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